I do think there are a great portion of American cis-men who like to pick and choose those parts of gender equality that make their lives easiest and adhere to those only.
For example: She wants to pay for dinner? AWESOME. I can keep my seat on this packed train? FANTASTIC. She wants to have sex four times a night and not hear the word “slut.” GORGEOUS. She wants to be paid what I earn and be treated with respect in the military and go out drinking without worrying about sexual assault? SHUT UP THAT WHINE.
Here’s my deal: Until I’m clear that a cis-man really does see me as his equal, I’m just going to look at his cherry-picking “feminism” as manipulative laziness.
It is Shondas’ M.O.
Season 7, Season 4, Season 2, Season 3
The evidence is all there, this will all be nothing in a few episodes.
This show is rubbish at sticking to and developing plotlines -_-
To recap: A confused nutcase made a movie about the Prophet in an attempt to do multiple things. First, to retell the story of Islam’s founder in a manner in keeping with his batshit crazy views about a religion followed by millions of people.
Second, to reduce those people to their faiths, to label them as one homogenous headscarved, veiled, bearded, desert-dwelling, backwards society, without distinct divisions of opinion, class, education, goals or beliefs. A faceless mob whose only experiences are anger and hate and whose belief system has remained stagnant for almost 1500 years.
Third, once grouped as one, to further label that group as violent and fanatical. 1.6 fucking billion people are supposedly militant or nearly militant, hateful and ready to fucking march on the western world on camels, wielding swords and bomb-strapped chests. Look at them. Fear them. Hate them. Get them or they’ll get you.
And finally, fourth, to “incite violence”, ie. to make the staggeringly safe bet that an insulting and hateful video about a stupendously large community will result in violence carried out by true fanatics, who are distressingly well-organized. This has the added bonus of throwing people back into your loop of crazy, where your premise that muslims are all the same and all violent, becomes the conclusion that look, muslims around the world are all the same and all violent.
All of this seriously pisses me off and it took me a while to pinpoint why.